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Are you making rookie mistakes as a Kids Life Coach?

Uncategorized May 22, 2020

Did you know I have been coaching children for almost two decades?

When I look back now I can see such silly “rookie” mistakes I made!

Back when I started coaching children, I was armed with a teaching and educational psychology degree. No formal life coaching qualification or experience at all. (In fact I still haven’t ever done an adult life coaching certification because I don’t think it is applicable to children)

When I started my journey in 2003, there were no service providers offering anything remotely relevant to coaching children!

I did every course I could find and none were good enough when used in isolation. (In my opinion) EQ, NLP, Positive Psychology, CBT, Social Psychology.

I read books. Followed thought leaders. Learnt learnt and learnt. I was committed to helping children and what I realised was this....

Intuition was my biggest asset.

Whilst I felt like I was winging it...I actually had a solid foundation in place, to make good decisions...

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Why Covid-19 is the best thing that has ever happened for Kids Life Coaches

Uncategorized Apr 18, 2020

I have been very quiet in the past while in sharing my words...popping in for my weekly Facebook live on our Kids Life Coach support network and commenting on the odd post...so this is me saying...I'm doing the best I can right now...pivoting Kids Life Studio and The Kids Life Coach Academy and The Secret Parent Foundation to support people during this intense time of change.

But today I felt I needed to share my thoughts on Social Distancing with you....and how Covid-19 is actually the best thing that has happened for career Kids Life Coaches.

Life as we know it will never be the same. Fact. I have already seen a shift in thinking and the good news is that it seems mental wellbeing is now becoming top priority for most people amidst the chaos of Covid-19.

So anybody already coaching children...will theoretically have more need for their services now!

With fear hijacking our brains on a daily basis and being forced into "lockdown" all of us are at risk for anxiety and...

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What is the secret to financial success as a Kids Life Coach?

Uncategorized Apr 10, 2020

What is the secret to your financial success as a Kids Life Coach?

So often I see capable people with the aptitude, knowledge and passion give up on their dreams to coach children as a full-time career.

Why?

Because they don’t earn enough money.

So they end up compromising and giving up on their dreams. They go back to the safety net of their full time career.

The kids lose out. They lose out. They end up unhappy and regretful.

So why is this the case?

Well I look at it this way. There is a secret to succeeding in this game. I have been coaching children since 2003 and nobody gave me a recipe. I didn’t have somebody helping me to set up my coaching practice.

I wanted it.
I figured it out.
I pushed through even when things got hard.
I refined.
I built my brand up step by step.

But...here is the secret to my success as a Kids Life Coach.

There are 3 things that I have and that I now look for when people want to join our team as a Kids Life Studio brand ambassador:

1. I am...

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Kids Life Coaching is published in the World Social Psychiatry journal

Uncategorized Apr 01, 2020

When I started coaching children 17 years ago I was a teacher and the most commonly used assessment tool back then that I was familiar with was the Connors Rating Scale for ADHD.

Since my niche back then was special needs and mostly ADHD kids I found the tool incomprehensive and so went about expanding and designing my own. To use in my coaching practice to assess and measure results.

This tool is now officially mentioned in the World Social Psychiatry Journal in a published journal paper of which I am a co-author alongside a team of Psychiatrists and Psychologists. We have been working together on a global family resilience research project for the past year and it is still a work in progress.

My play based Kids Life Coaching model which uses my Lifestyle Assessment tool is also mentioned. I am beyond proud of the fact that my Kids Life Coaching model is being recognised as a sound intervention and so proud of our global team at Kids Life Studio who are paving the way for setting...

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The 3 things you must do to successfully coach children online

Uncategorized Mar 26, 2020

Click here to view my Facebook live about the 3 things you must do to successfully coach children online

With Social Distancing and Social Isolation becoming buzz words globally, our Kids Life Studio team took a decision to coach all children online until further notice.

I have been in the game of Kids Life Coaching for 17 years now. In this time, I have worked with thousands of children from a variety of backgrounds, with a variety of circumstances and displaying a variety of problems.

I have always avoided coaching online as I feel it isn't conducive to getting maximum results from children. The success of our coaching sessions at The Kids Life Studio relies on REAL face to face connection and a play based approach.

Although I have coached children online when there has been a need, over the years....I have had to go through a massive mind shift in the past week to adapt to this new changing way of doing things.

Join me today, Thursday, 26 March at 12 pm GMT to find out the three...

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Play based coaching gets the results that adult life coaching can't!

Uncategorized Mar 12, 2020

There is a common misperception that adult life coaching which involves helping the coachee to focus on and achieve their clearly defined goals, is applicable to children. Nothing could be further from the truth which is why The Kids Life Studio® has developed a unique child-friendly coaching model that is directly related to the needs of the developing brain. 

Life coaching for children is about creating new habits related to making healthy lifestyle choices, that not only build a sense of self worth, but improve the overall quality of life. Play based Coaching is fundamentally about equipping children with a toolkit for navigating their daily choices in a fun, non invasive way that is easy to understand and apply.

There is a plethora of well researched evidence on the benefits of “Play in childhood.” It was for this reason that I founded a play based coaching model for children in 2003. As an ex-teacher, I understood the dynamics of engaging children in a...

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The 3 reasons why only SOME Kids Life Coaches succeed

Uncategorized Feb 24, 2020

Today was a proud mamma bear moment for me!! When I certified Monique Engelbrecht in October 2018, I remember looking at the quality of her portfolio of evidence submission and thinking “this lady is going to go far!!”

Today she was aired on her first live radio interview in South Africa on the topic of bullying not even a year after launching her full-time Kids Life Coaching practice!

Now not everybody I train and invite on board as part of my Kids Life Studio brand ambassador team succeeds in this way...

So I wanted to share the 3 reasons WHY Monique has succeeded like this and so quickly....

1. She is a lifelong learner!!!
She asks for help when she needs it and is always willing to learn and grow. So when she reached out to me and I coached her last night before the interview, I knew she would take my tips on board. This is because she comes from a space of love and not ego. Although she was quite capable of doing the interview without my input, I loved how she...

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What is your dream as a Kids Life Coach?

Uncategorized Jan 23, 2020

A while ago I asked one of my trainee Kids Life Coaches who hadn’t achieved deadline in her course:

“What is your dream?”

She couldn’t answer me...but yet she could tell me what wasn’t working in her life....so I told her that what you focus on is what you always get more of!!

When we first spoke at our initial interview and in our group coaching calls, she had big dreams but life (as it does..) started pulling her in many directions and she became distracted. She used her outer circumstances as an excuse for her inner procrastination and in that one small action she became a “victim” rather than a “victor”.

I have BIG audacious dreams and many people have called me crazy...if that’s what it takes then so be it!! Life often pulls me in many directions but I keep persevering because Kids Life Coaching is my big dream!

I have hard days, bad days, mad days, sad days...I make mistakes, I face challenges, I fall down.

Yet...

I...

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Do you have what it takes to make a success as a Kids Life Coach?

Uncategorized Jan 22, 2020

So often I see capable people with the aptitude, knowledge and passion give up on their dreams to coach children as a full-time career.

Why?

Because they don’t earn enough money.

So they end up compromising and giving up on their dreams. They go back to the safety net of their full time career.

The kids lose out. They lose out. They end up unhappy and regretful.

So why is this the case?

Well I look at it this way. There is a secret to succeeding in this game. I have been coaching children since 2003 and nobody gave me a recipe. I didn’t have somebody helping me to set up my coaching practice.

I wanted it.
I figured it out.
I pushed through even when things got hard.
I refined.
I built my brand up step by step.

But...here is the secret to my success as a Kids Life Coach.

There are 3 things that I have and that I now look for when people want to join our team as a Kids Life Studio brand ambassador:

1. I am coachable - I asked people who had already succeeded financially for...

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The reason why so many Kids Life Coaches fail!

Uncategorized Jan 12, 2020

In the past 10 years since I started training adults to use my Kids Life Coaching model, I have noticed a few things about those people who don’t make a success as a Kids Life Coach.

The ones who are constantly making excuses and avoiding the fact that they are letting children down by not taking action.

Could this be you?

This blog post is not to leave you feeling guilty....it is to reassure you! There is hope and yes YOU can change and make your dream of being a world-class Kids Life Coach come true.

If this isn’t you...and you are acing it!!! You are getting clients and your bank balance is positive and your mindset is good....read along anyway because success can be short-lived if you don’t maintain certain habits.

So here goes....these are my observations....

1. Marketing can be taught, but if you don't have the proper mindset; if your brain isn't wired correctly for you to succeed, you're going to fail. This is why ALL of my Kids Life Studio brand ambassadors...

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